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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Yoga Classes at the Library

Northwest One Library

6:30 p.m.
Join us at Northwest One for free yoga classes every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The classes are geared towards beginners and all are welcome regardless of experience.  Classes are lead by qualified instructors and are provided courtesy of Yoga Activist.
cover of book Life on the Mississippi

'Life on the Mississippi'

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to a discussion of this classic book on American life, Life on the Mississippi. Here, Mark Twain introduces us to the ways of the Mississippi pilot and how humans adapt to the twists and turns of the river. But behind that simple outline is the concern for the meaning of human life represented by the river journey.
Deep Winter cover

Southeast Adult Book Club

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Please join the Southeast Book Club on the last Tuesday of each month for a fun and interesting discussion of the monthly book. The March book is Deep Winter by Samuel Gailey.

ESL English Language Club

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
Come to our ESL English Conversation Club, where you can practice your English skills in a casual environment. This conversation group is for English learners at all levels, but participants should have some English knowledge. This is an open group, and you can drop in at anytime between 7 and 8 p.m.  
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Yoga for Adults and Teens

Southwest Library

7 p.m.
All fitness levels welcome for this free yoga program, with Yoga Activist instructor Carrie Hsieh. Mats are provided, or you can bring your own.

Computer Basics

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Building Wonder, Designing Dreams: The Bookmaking of Brian Selznick

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
This interactive, multi-media exhibit for all ages celebrates the bookmaking of children’s author and illustrator, Brian Selznick—his exquisite artistry, experimentation with form and narrative and spellbinding storytelling. It is timed to engage visitors with Selznick’s work and themes in anticipation of his May 8 lecture and May 9 family program at the library; visit dclibrary.org/selznick for details.
Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Yours Naturally: Beauty that grows on you

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

(All day)
Yours Naturally: Beauty that Grows on You is a national photography exhibition produced by photographer Jason Miccolo Johnson. The exhibition celebrates the beauty of women who wear natural hairstyles. The photographs feature women throughout the African Diaspora of various ages, sizes, and complexions. Women representing a variety of professions are photographed both in the studio as well as on stunning locations.
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Annual Haiku Contest

Cleveland Park Library

(All day)
Like writing haikus? Submit one for our contest Maybe you will win! See the blog post for details.
prom dress drive

Prom Come True!

Rosedale Library

9 a.m.
Rosedale Library is at it again! We are collecting gently used prom/formal dresses, men’s tuxes, formal shoes and prom accessories to give away at our second annual Prom Come True Event! Last year we collected over 200 dresses! Let’s top last year! Collection has begun and will continue through Monday, April 20.

Terrific Twos

Cleveland Park Library

10 a.m.
Weekly storytime with stories, music and rhymes for 2-year-olds. Second session at 11 a.m.
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Toddler Time

Chevy Chase Library

10 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes for children, ages 2 - 4, and their caregivers. Story time is limited to 60 participants. Pick up your tickets in the Children's Room. The program repeats at 11 a.m.
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Baby/Toddler Lap Time

Southeast Library

10 a.m.
Baby/toddler lap times are story times for babies ages birth through 24 months and their caregivers. Come enjoy books, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, bounces, and more! Free tickets are required due to limited space. Tickets are distributed beginning 30 minutes before each story time on a first-come, first-served basis. Have a group? Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements.
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Tax Assistance

Lamond-Riggs Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Computer Basics

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  

Baby/Toddler Story Time

Northwest One Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs and flannel boards for children ages 0-3. Daycare groups and individuals with children are welcome.

Pre-School Story Time

Mt. Pleasant Library

10 a.m.
Stories, songs, and rhymes for ages 2-5, with their caregivers. For safety's sake, there is a limit of 75 participants for each story time. Remember -- there is a story time at 10 a.m. and another repeated at 11 a.m. To schedule a class visit, please call 202-671-3125.

Computer Basics

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

10 a.m.
In this course, students learn the parts of the computer, mouse basics, typing, Internet search and electronic mail. This two-hour class meets twice per week for six weeks.  Prerequisite: none. Pre-registration is required. To register for classes, please call Byte Back at 202-529-3395 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.   When registration is closed, you may contact Byte Back to join our calling list. ByteBack will call all interested students next time registration begins.  
Stories for Twos and Threes

Tales for Twos and Threes

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
Children will hear short stories, sing, do fingerplays, and dance and move to popular songs. 

Preschool Story Time

Rosedale Library

10 a.m.
Stories, fingerplays, action rhymes, and singing and music for preschoolers! A story time geared towards children ages 3-5.

Preschool Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5. Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age. 
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Tax Assistance

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is available free to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those 60 and older. Through a cadre of trained volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide has helped low- to moderate-income individuals for more than 40 years in every state and the District of Columbia. Come and meet with a trained AARP tax aide provider today. Service available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Sing, Talk, & Read DC

Preschool Story Time

Woodridge Library

10:30 a.m.
Come read stories, sing songs, and play with us! A program designed to encourage literacy in young children. Story time recommended for children in preschool (ages 3 - 5). Please call the library in advance if you plan on bringing a large group.

Preschool Story Time

William O. Lockridge/Bellevue Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories through books with lots of action rhymes and interactive activities for ages 3 to 5.
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Preschool Story Time

Southwest Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays as we continue to strengthen early literacy skills while enjoying stories together. An easy craft activity follows story time each week. Designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Please call 202-724-4691 with questions.

Preschool Story Time

Petworth Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for songs, rhymes, poems, stories and movement. This story time is for children age 3 to 5 and their caregivers. Groups, please call 202-243-1188 to schedule a program.
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Baby Time

Georgetown Library

10:30 a.m.
Stories, songs and fun for young ones. Please note that 10:30 a.m. Baby Time will be ticketed to a maximum of 70 people. Tickets are available for free at the Children's Desk, starting at 9:30 a.m. The second Baby Time at 11 a.m. will be the same program but will be open admission. 

Preschool Story Time

Palisades Library

10:30 a.m.
Join us for stories, songs, and rhymes selected especially for ages 1-5, when children are first beginning to learn the framework for reading. Click here to learn about what to expect at Story Time.

Preschool Story Time

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

10:30 a.m.
Story Time for ages 3-5.  Class groups welcome.  To ensure that children can participate fully in this program, we ask that children who attend this program be at least over 2 years of age.

Bilingual Story Time!

Takoma Park Library

10:30 a.m.
Let's read books together! Spanish books and English books with Spanish vocabulary. Perfect for children learning Spanish OR English! Ages 2-5 and caregivers.